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Nomai, Hingham, MA

Nomai

4.5
4.5
403 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Named for the crimson Japanese maple tree, Nomai offers new American cuisine with creative Asian flavors in a modern, elegant space in Hingham’s Derby Street Shops. Nomai brings the same fun & lively atmosphere Owner Brian Moy’s spots are known for, but in a more refined & elevated setting.

Conceptualized by Culinary Director Jason Hua, Nomai’s menu highlights familiar favorites & flavors from throughout Asia. Hua was most recently Chef & Managing Partner for over a decade at The Dutch named Best New Restaurant 2011 by The New York Times. His Boston roots run deep, he worked alongside Ken Oringer at Boston’s iconic Clio & was a member of UNI’s opening team.

Nomai boasts an extensive Japanese whiskey portfolio. Bar Director, Justin Park of Bar Leather Apron, named 1 of the Top 50 Bars North America 2022, offers riffs on classic cocktails like the Nomai Old Fashioned, along with originals like The Matcha Maker. A great sake selection, craft beer & wine list are also available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary Asian, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (781) 385-7983
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Jason Hua
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.nomaihingham.com/chefmenus
  • Neighborhood
    Hingham
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

404 Reviews
  1. RuthP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far our favorite place to eat! The food and service are outstanding every time we go!

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  2. LuisM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the place, excellent service, and delicious food.

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  3. CarolR

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding decor and atmosphere. Very relaxing from the hustle and bustle of shopping. Presentation of food was excellent and very tasty. We enjoyed our appetizer and our meal. Cocktails were delicious too! Great value!

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  4. Lexus345

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Couldn't eat either of the dishes ordered. They didn't seem to concerned. No veggie sushi rolls. The decor is great the menu needs an overhaul

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  5. MARYM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exciting food! Very fine dining here for sure!! Beats everything else in Hingham and further afield. The crispy crunchy eggplant bao and the Peking duck bao are scrumptious! Too bad I had to share them with my date (of 54 years standing). We each had an order of the tuna crudo. Superb. The sauce was light, citrus-y and delectable. The grilled lime garnish was a touch of genius. The most delicious cuts of the tuna. And the Wu-Tang braised pork ribs with Thai BBQ hoisin with chopped peanuts, Thai basil, and crispy shallots as a garnish were excellent also. We have reserved again for lunch a few days from now. Oh yes, the ramen broth and noodles are wonderful. The broth has a wonderful depth of flavor and the noodles are just right al dente. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. We are grateful. One caveat: give this chef a chance. The food may not be familiar pan Asian. But you'll develop a wonderful mouth memory of his cooking and crave more!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. JulieC

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved Nomai last night. Food was delicious. We had the salmon dish, the teriyaki burger, koji chicken sandy, and a yummy rice noodle salad. All were very flavorful and enjoyed by whole table. Meg was our server and she was great. Attentive, knowledgable and friendly. Will be back again!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was mostly inedible. The restaurant was so cold we left our coats on. Mostly empty… I guess other people know not to dine here.

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  8. BethT

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience in all aspects. New menu for fall/winter. The salmon entree was delicious and the crab fried rice, one of our favorites. Tuna tacos were the best we’ve ever had. Casey, our server, was top notch! Looking forward to going back soon.

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  9. CaseyS

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from Meg! Food and drinks were delicious!

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  10. MARYM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best asian food around!!!! Ramen, Tuna tacos, tuna crudo, Peking duck bao, etc. Fabulous! Even their cheeseburger and fires are so special. The quality at Nomai is heads above other close by eateries that pack in the crowds. Simply cannot compare if you really like fine food. Thank you Nomai!!! Oh, and by the way, it's a gorgeous place. The manager and service is excellent. I can't wait to go back!

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  11. SMKA

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! So fresh and delicious! Pork belly Bao was delicious!

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  12. KesL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab dried rice and scallop yakitori were great!

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  13. carliz

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of split the steak fried rice and fried chicken, delicious!! Started wings and steak dumplings, excellent! We even had leftovers!

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  14. Sparky

    Greater Boston

    97 reviews

    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and decor were beautiful, definitely will be returning

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  15. Laura

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I enjoyed Nomai for a rare date night and we were not disappointed. The food was extremely good and we enjoyed the unique choices, but also appreciated that we could have gone with burgers if we decided to. We started with bao and calamari and I ordered a delicious cocktail. We both opted for the ramen bowls, mine regular and his spicy. The first sip of the delicious broth told us that we made the right choice! The marinated egg and tender pork belly were both treats. We regret not sharing a dessert but will leave more room next time!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. RuthP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our 20th wedding anniversary and it was amazing!

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  17. joedoc23

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything is great except for the lack of more items on the menu; certain dishes that were previously offered are no longer offered and it is already a small menu. Only critique would be to provide more options and choices on the menu.

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  18. FoodJunkiefeedMe

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No on fried oysters- wasn’t fresh Good service Pretty decor inside

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  19. MichaelD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While is was rather quite because of being a Sunday evening, every thing was fantastic. The staff was super accommodating of my many food allergies, adapting the drinks and meal to make sure I was safe and well satisfied. The meal was excellent, very interesting items and very tasty! The cocktails were fantastic and we loved the selection of Japanese whiskeys. Also loved the artwork!! A great experience all around!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. ShawnR

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Raw chicken, apps very good. Dessert excellent!!!!

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  21. Gojira

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As is typical of professional photos, the restaurant website photos make the dining room look larger than it is. However, it is very well appointed. The manager is very professional and squared away. Staff is very helpful and attentive. The food is mostly sharing-size but still filling. Quality is good. Presentation is excellent. We had sashimi w ponzu sauce, which was a bit salty, but this is common w restaurant food. The mai tai was a bit sweet, but overall they have a very interesting bar selection and excellent sake. We just ate tapas and did not do entrées, but it’s a great place to meet for a simple low-key date or sharing food with colleagues.

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  22. FrequentTraveler1

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were pricey, but everything was amazing! Just know going in that it won’t be inexpensive, and you’ll be happy you tried it.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Tonight was a complete disappointment. Have loved this restaurant and came back this Sunday evening. The menu was a skeleton menu- with mostly apps and two entrees one being ramen. We were looking for the carrot gnocchi- which they don’t serve anymore which is a shame. Then no fried rice dishes- 2nd strike, and then finally having to order ramen as the meal for two of us- we sent back both. No flavor in the broth- pork sinewy and not at all cooked down. It was really unfortunate. It literally felt like they just started the ramen at 5pm and there was no real prep and time to let that meal come together. No flavor, even the spicy oil they gave you j the side had no spice. I know they have the ability to serve great food- hope things change for that Sunday experience.

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  24. BarryC

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nomai doesn’t disappoint …sushi is amazing and cocktails are good

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  25. Deedee

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and amazing! I loved every dish but the dessert but that’s ok I will definitely be back. I would suggest not going on Sunday because they have a limited menu. The waiter was so kind and the vibes were great. This is definitely a great restaurant for a date or even a family dinner.

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  26. StanW

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had ate off of the non-sushi menu and the food and the service were both excellent.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is superb. Menu is smaller than in the past. Servers were attentive but not intrusive

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All good, beer selection was minimal, out of a ton of what was listed on menu.

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  29. MilenaP

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic ambiance, service and quality of food! Cocktails are awesome. Staff is beyond friendly! Cannot recommend enough!

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  30. PriscillaG

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was very nice and clean Service was very good and friendly Food- sushi and dessert wasn’t made to order and I found that disappointing. The rice noodle salad was ok except it only had 3 tiny cucumbers. Salmon entree seemed to taste a little too fishy. Burger and fries were good. I am not sure if I will be be back but glad I tried it.

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  31. jenniferS

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience at Nomai! Ashley is a wonderful server and Jared is an excellent bartender. But please—bring back the wagyu beef with sticky rice appetizer—it’s a fan fave!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This place has a lot of potential, but the food was just OK. Jarod at the bar was awesome.

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  33. rmjch

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am looking forward to going back. The good was delicious.

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  34. CraigS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and so was the service. Came with my whole family, my daughter said the torched salmon dynamite “slayed” would come again

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got dinner with my husband last night and everything was amazing. Our server courtney?gave us so many recommendations and we got to try things we normally wouldn’t. We were already talking about going back on our way home! Salmon dynamite roll and lobster rangoons are a must try!!! Between the fun atmosphere/music and good tapas style food it was a 10/10

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  36. kylie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great restaurant and service and food was great!! will definitely be coming back and letting my friends and family know about it as well! definitely recommend coming here!

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  37. VickyN

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time dining at Nomai and it was a great experience. The service is very meticulous, and the manager Genti was very nice. The food was very tasty. Best dish was the Hingham high roller and crab fried rice! Their spin on dishes such as lobster Rangoon’s and scallop yakitori was also very good. Greater interior design, and vibe was super chill.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    None of us in our party received our actual order - including simple requests like ‘dressing on the side’ and the right protein in the salads. We received in meal and then waited for the other three.

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  39. KathrynY

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to celebrate my husband's birthday at the recommendation of several friends. Everyone we spoke with highly recommended the koji fried chicken and the sushi. Unfortunately on this night the restaurant was out of most of their menu items. The server informed us they were out of the bao buns, tuna, and fried chicken. After all those items there was nit much left on the menu for us to order. I did order a glass of wine prior to being told of the items not on the menu. The wine was good, the server was great-I just wish we knew most of the menu was no available. We will try again since everyone speaks so highly of the aforementioned dishes

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Received this email: Big news from Nomai! " Get ready for some serious slurping, because we're bringing you "Ramen Nights" every Sunday and Monday! / Join us for a ramen extravaganza featuring delicious bowls packed with fresh ingredients and heavenly broths. False ad ….. only one bowl in the menu. Not much flavor. Very limited menu. Pricey.

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Nomai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 385-7983.

Nomai is rated 4.5 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Google Map for Nomai

100 Derby St, Hingham, MA 02043-4210

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hingham
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary Asian, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Jason Hua
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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